Shares of HCA Healthcare Inc. HCA rose 1.94% to $211.50 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.49% to 4,173.85 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.06% to 34,382.13. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. HCA Healthcare Inc. closed $5.78 short of its 52-week high ($217.28), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Universal Health Services Inc. Cl B UHS rose 1.19% to $159.76, Tenet Healthcare Corp. THC rose 0.58% to $64.22, and Community Health Systems Inc. CYH fell 2.08% to $14.14. Trading volume (1.2 M) remained 294,359 below its 50-day average volume of 1.5 M.